ThinPlugInnovations in U.K. plug design
UK Folding Plug with Non Moving Live Pins
The biggest obstacle to making an alternative plug has to be safety. The conservative ‘British Standards’ approach towards new inventions has safeguarded public safety and it is a daunting prospect for any inventor to try to change the standard plug without risking falling foul of the detailed provisions governing the safety of UK plugs.
The inventor of ThinPlug Zihni Yalcin's perseverance in ensuring that his plug will be safe and his close consulting with ASTA (Intertek), a leading authority for approval of UK plugs has resulted in a new Supplementary Standard being written specifically with unique features of ThinPlug to ensure that it would meet an equivalent safety standard as set for all UK plugs.